Patrick Thomas Hand is a third-generation lawyer who has practiced since 1984, Mr. Hand has made his mark as a trial lawyer, as a fiduciary, and as an appellate advocate. In testament to his skill and adherence to the highest ethical standards.
Today, Mr. Hand provides legal services in Orange, Virginia and surrounding counties, and throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. He also is available nationwide to serve as a private trustee to assist families in assuring the continuing care for loved ones who have challenges.
Mr. Hand is a general practitioner who is highly experienced in Estates and Trust, Criminal Law, and Civil Litigation. As an Estates and Trusts attorney, he drafts Wills and other estate planning documents, assists Clients in opening and administering the estates of loved ones who have passed away, prosecutes and defends Will Contests, and manages trusts.
Mr. Hand is an accomplished Mental Health lawyer, representing individuals who are the subject of civil commitment proceedings, as well as the families of mentally ill persons who are in need of involuntary treatment.
Mr. Hand is an experienced and successful litigator who has won jury trials in all four divisions of the District of Columbia Superior Court (Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family. He is a skilled appellate advocate who has argued before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals more than 25 times.
Mr. Hand is a 1983 graduate of Fordham University School of Law in New York, N.Y., where he was an Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal. In 1980, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honors, from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.